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Watch On Racing TV ‘Hands & Heels’ Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (CJs’ & Amateur Riders’ Race) (REI)

  • Prize money: £3168.6
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Watch On Racing TV ‘Hands & Heels’ Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (CJs’ & Amateur Riders’ Race) (REI)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 222333

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Now 0-8 but she's been consistent since sent over hurdles and beaten under 4l in all four handicaps (2m-2m4f; good/soft); handicap mark hasn't really gone anywhere so she should be involved once more.

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5th

7

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

EdeIffs Rock

11st 6lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Bill Turner

Ninth race when off the mark in 13-runner handicap at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) last month, coming from off the pace to join issue at what should have been three out and hold on by a neck; 3lb higher today; this trip asks a new question but her reliability earns plenty of respect.

5/1

1st

2

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

EdeIffs Rock

11st 13lb

J: Mr Shaun Greene

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, held up in rear

8/1

3rd

6

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

EdeIffs Rock

11st 6lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Bill Turner

Consistent since sent over hurdles and beaten under 4l in all three handicaps (2m-2m4f; good/soft); handicap mark hasn't really gone anywhere so should be involved once more.

13/2

Form: -84322

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

An 8l second to Shesupincourt at Bangor but has a pull in the weights with that rival and she got closer last time at Doncaster when seemingly outstayed over 3m; on the shortlist.

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2nd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Pipers Cross

10st 11lb

J: Mr Cameron Johnstone-Baker

T: Robbie Llewellyn

held up in rear

5/1

2nd

13

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Pipers Cross

10st 9lb

J: Mr Cameron Johnstone-Baker

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Yet to add to her Kelso bumper win (May 2022) but in reasonable form for Sandy Forster in 2m7f handicap hurdles last March-June and, following a £7,000 sale, came second at Bangor (2m7f; favourite) nearly six weeks ago on debut for new yard; now has headgear first time; considered.

6/1

2nd

5

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

14:56 Bangor-on-Dee

Pipers Cross

11st 2lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Yet to add to her Kelso bumper win but she was in reasonable form for Sandy Forster in 2m7f handicap hurdles in the spring/summer; has since joined a stable (for £7,000) which has been among the winners lately; will handle conditions and could be of interest.

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 243571 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner who was well backed when off the mark over hurdles at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) when appreciating the longer trip; was good value for her narrow winning margin and that form has worked out well; 5lb higher.

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5th

5

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

17:05 Plumpton

Only Fools

10st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Dual Flat winner; the form of her Ludlow win (2m5f, good to soft) has worked out quite well and she then went down narrowly at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) after travelling the best; they claimed 5lb that day and she has gone up 2lb, but thereabouts

3/1

Form: /1B3-3

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has won two handicap chases over 3m/3m2f on good/good to soft; remains a maiden over hurdles but looked as though the race would bring her on when not beaten far on stable debut at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft); would prefer further, ideally.

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3rd

7

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Jessie Lightfoot

10st 5lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

in rear, headway before 13th

14/1

4th

4

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Jessie Lightfoot

11st 8lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear

14/1

Form: 4427

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Unable to make any significant impact in her novices (2m3f-2m5f) but she's a well-bred mare who should find improvement at some stage; could appreciate these softer conditions now handicapping.

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5th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

After Many Days

12st 0lb

J: Mr Archie Jones

T: Henry Daly

midfield

16/1

7th

1

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:28 Hereford

After Many Days

11st 4lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

Both hurdle starts were at about 2m3f, with 16l second of five at Doncaster on latest, and her pedigree suggests that this longer trip will help her; unraced on worse than good to soft; considered each-way.

6/1

2nd

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

12:56 Doncaster

After Many Days

11st 0lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

Beaten just over 5l in a Ludlow bumper and ran okay at Huntingdon (2m3f novice) for all that she was 20l off the winner; from a fine jumping family and should improve with experience.

8/1

Form: 690

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has finished tailed off in her qualifying runs but she's in a top yard and could raise her profile now handicapping over a longer trip.

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6th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Spinnaker Blue

10st 2lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

9/1

11th

15

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Warwick

Spinnaker Blue

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Tailed off in novices at Newton Abbot at Exeter, latterly going off at 150-1.

66/1

Form: 3/4406

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Has yet to get competitive and that included her handicap debut at Fontwell four weeks ago (2m3f, good to soft); did go off at only 5-1 so perhaps better was expected.

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7th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Chantilly Rose

10st 5lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

16/1

6th

6

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

12:32 Fontwell

Chantilly Rose

10st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

0

14

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Chantilly Rose

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Switched to current stable after promising bumper debut on good ground in April 2022; soundly beaten in two slow-ground hurdle races this autumn, after a layoff, and seemingly Dan Skelton's second string here.

33/1

Form: 2-6664 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Only 2-21 over hurdles but returned to form with a respectable fourth at Taunton (2m, soft) 15 days ago and she won't mind returning to further.

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8th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Gaia Vallis

10st 9lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

prominent

12/1

4th

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Gaia Vallis

11st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

hampered start

12/1

Form: 77-P14 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Exploited a career-low mark with a clearcut win at Exeter (2m2f, soft) but a 10lb rise held her back when only fourth there next time over 2m5f (under Ella Herbison); again ran well though and she's down 3lb for this.

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4th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Sindabella

11st 0lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Conditions were soft when a comfortable winner at Exeter in December and ran well back there next time; still on a competitive mark but does have to rebound after a modest run at Leicester and there are question marks against her on heavy.

16/1

9th

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Sindabella

10st 9lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

led

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 524510

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Held up off a strong pace when coming clear in the finish at Bangor (2m, heavy) in December and her Catterick run four days later perhaps came too soon; only 4lb higher than for that recent win and she'll be fine on the ground.

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4th

10

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Mullins Cross

10st 13lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Wide margin winner at Bangor in December but struggled both runs since; return to this sort of trip may help and not ruled out.

6/1

10th

3

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Mullins Cross

11st 9lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

10th

5

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Mullins Cross

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Gained second win over hurdles when coming from off a strong gallop to win handicap for conditionals and amateurs by 9l at Bangor on Friday (2m, heavy); could be flattered by that and has yet to show her best form at this sort of trip (stayed on strongly at Bangor) but escapes a penalty; an obvious contender.

9/4

Form: 3-51U1

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Unseated over fences in November but a winning hurdler on either side of that and did it comfortably last time at Bangor (2m7f, soft; also won on heavy); has an 8lb rise to deal with but she's of definite interest.

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1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Shesupincourt

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (heavy) in November and Bangor (soft; by 8l) in December; pulled up on penultimate start but bounced back with a creditable second over C&D (good to soft) ten days later, no chance against a resurgent mare; probably on the premises.

3/1

2nd

7

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:55 Southwell

Shesupincourt

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (heavy) in November and Bangor (soft; by 8l) in December; up another 8lb when pulled up off today's mark at Leicester ten days ago and needs to bounce back from that poor show.

7/1

0

5

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Shesupincourt

11st 6lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Ryan Potter

midfield

6/1

Form: 3344

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-4 over hurdles (non-handicaps) for current stable and well behind in two low-grade staying AW handicaps more recently.

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0

12

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Limelight

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Stuart Edmunds

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

6th

6

(9)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Limelight

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Stuart Edmunds

0-4 over hurdles for current stable and beaten 8l back on the AW here three weeks ago.

8/1

5th

6

(2)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Limelight

9st 1lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Stuart Edmunds

towards rear

10/1

Form: 4-P074

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Handled heavy on the Flat but beaten 13l under similar conditions at Fontwell two months ago and had wind surgery since then; 6lb out of the weights.

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0

13

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Ceci Wells

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Paul Webber

prominent

33/1

4th

7

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Ceci Wells

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

led, pressed leader when headed 7th, kept on until no extra from last

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £265.00
Straight Forecast £262.20
Tricast £1374.30
Trifecta £1774.00

Selections

Daily Mirror:

Only Fools

POSTDATA:

Pipers Cross

Telegraph:

Shesupincourt

SPOTLIGHT:

Mullins Cross

RP RATINGS:

Sindabella

Daily Record:

Only Fools

Daily Mail:

Pipers Cross

The Star:

Shesupincourt

D Express:

Mullins Cross

The Guardian:

Sindabella